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Updated Jun 6, 2014

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3.3 15 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

General Re Chairman, President, and CEO Tad Montross IV

Tad Montross IV

(12 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great company to work for

    Second Vice President (Current Employee)

    ProsTeam atmosphere
    open honest culture
    financially secure

    ConsLimited growth due to flat organization

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Comfortable Stability Without Growth and With Poor Technology

    Underwriter (Former Employee) Stamford, CT

    ProsThe company is strong. The employees are generally of a high quality. The benefits are relatively good. The daily work schedule is relatively flexible. The work-life balance is appealing.

    ConsThe company has been shrinking in many ways. There is not much room for career growth. The technology throughout the company is weak. Many of the leaders/managers should clearly not be leaders/managers. Training is minimal.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    General Re Review

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proswork life balance
    flexible vacation policy

    Conslegacy systems
    old school culture and values
    lack of young/dynamic talent

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Internship

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people, great company, fun place to work

    ConsNothing, it was a great place to intern

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    High Paying Company 1, 2

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Stamford, CT

    ProsGreat Pay, great bonus and benifits

    ConsLack of advancement oppurtunities for many

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to focus more on emp career track

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible People To Work For....RUN THE OTHER WAY!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Stamford, CT

    ProsDiscount in the Cafeteria and nicer people serving food and getting paid less money

    ConsHorrible Atmosphere, poor management, Upper management doesn't care about the people below them and only about their own bonuses, Very Political

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreating all employees fairly would only make your employees be happy at work and enjoy their jobs

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    fantastic place to work

    Actuary (Current Employee) Stamford, CT

    Prosfinancial strength
    reward high performance
    management support
    underwriting discipline

    Consconservatism makes it difficult to write new business

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Gen Re Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Stamford, CT

    ProsVery professional company where one can learn many technical skills

    ConsAs with most of corporate America has gotten more bottom line oriented rather than focusing on people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall good company, but would highly recommend not working there.

    Tax (Former Employee) Stamford, CT

    Pros-Benefits are good.
    -Salary is above average compared to other companies.
    -Work/life balance is attainable.
    -New facilities
    -Solid company with strong reputation.

    Cons-Turnover is very high compared to other groups due to all the listed cons.
    -Employee morale is very low.
    -Tone at the top environment does not promote collaboration.
    -Lack of consistency among middle managers.
    -Feedback development is very poor compared to professional benchmarks.
    -Managements consistently lacks the skills to professional develop young professionals seen with high turnover.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIdentify the causes of the issues and take necessary steps to resolve and improve the overall environment and image of the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Trumbull, CT

    ProsWork/Life ballance - for the most part 9 to 5

    ConsOlder demographic
    outdated systems
    slow paced office

    Advice to Senior Managementbring in younger employees to livin up the office environment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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